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This week: concerts in New York (January 27 – February 2, 2014)

Exploring New Timbres with Duo Anova and Bateira Trio

Duo Anova

Composer’s Voice explores new sound timbres with Duo Anova and the Bateira Trio in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. These two new ensembles have unique instrumentation. Duo Anova consists of guitarist Kenji Haba and cellist Susan Davita Mandel. Industry veterans Sandy Hughes on flute, violinist Conway Kuo, and Satoshi Okamoto on double bass form the Bateira Trio and perform Fifteen Minutes of Fame.
Monday, January 27 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $30
Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Ave, New York, NY
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Esther Noh

Esther Noh/Melissa Tong presents solo and duo works by Kevin Puts, Richard Carrick, Friedrich Kern, Sebastian Armoza, and James Johnston (a world premiere).
Monday, January 27 at 8:15 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY
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Inside Out | Nouveau Classical Project

The Nouveau Classical Project - Photo by Frank Wang

The Nouveau Classical Project – Photo by Frank Wang

The Nouveau Classical Project’s Inside Out features music that evokes both introspective contemplation and hyper, exclamatory moments. This concert will include a special preview of music from their upcoming experimental ballet, Potential Energies, composed by former Philip Glass apprentice Trevor Gureckis, which will premiere at BAM in May. Costumes designed by Zon Chu & Motoki Ito.
Tuesday, January 28 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20-$25
SubCulture, 45 Bleecker Street, Downstairs, New York, NY
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NYFOS Next | Mark Adamo & Friends

Momenta Quartet will be featured in Mark Adamo’s Aristotle (2012) for baritone and string quartet, joined by star baritone Joshua Jeremiah. Aristotle was originally commissioned by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and written for Thomas Hampson to sing with the Jupiter String Quartet. Aristotle is the setting of a poem of the same name by former national Poet Laureate Billy Collins, which explores the nature of beginnings (where “almost anything can happen”), middles (“the sticky part where the plot congeals”), and the ends that are, “according to Aristotle, what we have all been waiting for.”
Tuesday, January 28 at 7:30 PM
Free, but reservation recommended
OPERA America’s National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY
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New Amsterdam presents: David T. Little’s Haunt of Last Nightfall featuring Third Coast Percussion and Daniel Wohl’s Corps Exquis featuring TRANSIT

Daniel Wohl

Composer Daniel Wohl

David T. Little’s Haunt of Last Nightfall and Daniel Wohl’s Corps Exquis are performed at (le) poisson rouge.
Wednesday, January 29 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $15 advance, $20 day of show
(le) poisson rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY
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Momenta Quartet at NYC’s HiArt! Gallery

For their fans in New York City, this is an encore performance of Momenta Quartet’s Spanish-infused program presented the previous week by the Princeton Symphony Orchestra Chamber Series. Agustín Fernández, composer of their Koussevitzky-commissioned work Sin tiempo (2013), will be making a rare US appearance!
Wednesday, January 29 at 8 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
HiArt! Gallery at TimeIn, 227 West 29th Street, #4R, New York, NY
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Origins (1959-1989) | Steven Schick

Composer Karlheinz Stockhausen

Composer Karlheinz Stockhausen

Part of Steven Schick: Solo, a two-night special event focusing on the evolution of solo percussion music. Schick begins at the beginning, starting in 1959 with Zyklus and continuing up through the 80s, touching along the way on works of Feldman, Lachenmann, Xenakis, and other progenitors of solo percussion, both well and lesser known. In these works, composers staked out new territory, creating sounds, structures, and methods of notation that blew conventional ideas about classical music out of the water.
Thursday, January 30 at 8 PM
Tickets $25-35; $50 Two Day Pass
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway New York, NY
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Ecstatic Music Festival | Hospitality and Face The Music at the Greene Space

Face the Music - Photo by Meg Goldman

Face the Music – Photo by Meg Goldman

Hospitality and Face The Music perform as part of the Ecstatic Music Festival.
Friday, January 31 at 7 PM
Tickets $15
The Greene Space, 44 Charlton Street, New York, NY
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Sounds of Serendipity

Concert series curated by NY-based conductor and composer Peter Breiner, great grandson of Antonin Dvorak. The series features new and emerging composers and musicians, incorporates the latest developments in technology, and maintains a firmly rooted connection to musical tradition and Czech musical culture.
Friday, January 31 at 7 PM
Free
Czech Center, 321 East 73rd Street, New York, NY
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Brothers Balliett

Brad and Doug Balliett, the creative, engaging and energetic hosts of WQXR’s “Brothers Balliett” program, present a new series at Spectrum.
Friday, January 31 at 10 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY
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Carnegie Hall Family Concert: Bang on a Can All-Stars

Bang on a Can All-Stars - Photo by Pascal Perich & Julien Jourdes

Bang on a Can All-Stars – Photo by Pascal Perich & Julien Jourdes

David Lang will host the program, which includes Tan Dun’s Concerto for Six (2000), Don Byron’s Eugene with video of American TV iconoclast Ernie Kovacs (2000), and selections from David Lang’s Cheating, Lying, Stealing (1995). Before the concert at 12pm, Bang on a Can’s social engagement wing Found Sound Nation will host its mobile studio, equipped for concert goers to spontaneously create and record original music, in the Parterre Lobby of Zankel Hall.
Saturday, February 1 at 1 PM
Tickets $12-$18
Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall, 57th & 7th Ave., New York, NY
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Composers Now Festival | The Music of Now Marathon: Rapid Ear Movement (REM)

Now in its fifth year, The Music of Now Marathon continues to be a destination for the newest sounds on the musical landscape. This year, join us for a sonic dream journey with an electrifying range of soloists and ensembles.
Saturday, February 1 at 2 PM
Tickets $20
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway New York, NY
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Ecstatic Music Festival | Dawn of MIDI and Bright Wave

Two virtuosic ensembles exploring new approaches to chamber music come together for an evening of improvised and written music that collapses the distinction between electronic and acoustic sound.
Saturday, February 1 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $25; “It’s Your Music” Pass $20; Festival Pass $150
Merkin Concert Hall, Goodman House, 129 W. 67th Street, New York, NY
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Caroline Chin

Caroline Chin performs a violin recital with music by JS Bach, Michael Vincent Waller, Jonathan Katz, Linda Dusman, and Luciano Berio.
Saturday, February 1 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY
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Responses (1959-1989) | Steven Schick

Part of Steven Schick: Solo, a two-night special event focusing on the evolution of solo percussion music. Over the past 30 years, Schick has made it his mission to expand the repertoire, commissioning and premiering more than 100 new pieces. This program features important newer works that create a continuing dialogue with those who came before, including pieces by David Lang, Brian Ferneyhough, Kaija Saariaho, Michael Gordon, and John Luther Adams, plus the world premieres of two brand new pieces, by young American composers Lei Liang and Nathan Davis.
Saturday, February 1 at 8 PM
Tickets $25-35; $50 Two Day Pass
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway New York, NY
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Iktus Percussion Presents

Iktus Percussion

Iktus Percussion

Iktus Percussion is pleased to announce the 2014 installment of The Firehouse New Music Series. One of the featured highlights of our concert season, Iktus will host some of New York City’s most cutting edge, diverse, and electrifying experimental new music ensembles and performers. The first concert in this series will feature: Jessica Meyer, Karl Larson, David Smooke, and Iktus+ (Andrea Lodge: Piano, Jay Sorce: Guitar, Erin Rogers: Saxophone, Chris Graham: Percussion).
Saturday, February 1 at 8 PM
Tickets $10
The Firehouse Space, 246 Frost St., Brooklyn, NY
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Super Bowl with an Excellent (Ambient) Soundtrack featuring soundtrack maestro (and B-52s guitarist) Pat Irwin with virtuosi Cornelius Dufallo and Patrick Derivaz

This year’s Super Bowl kicks off at 6:30 PM on Sunday 2 February. Be on hand at Spectrum to watch it projected larger (at times) than life from our comfy furniture. The music starts at 7 PM with a musical crew highly experienced in the soundtrack field. During the music, we will project tastefully-modified video images on the front wall and show the standard-format broadcast on the adjacent-wall plasma screen.
Sunday, February 2 at 6:30 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY
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Nous: A Musical Rite

Nous is an experimental music project exploring ritual and spontaneity within music, and features multi- instrumentalists Christopher Bono (keyboards/electronics/percussion/vocals), Greg Fox (drums/percussion/electronics), Thor Harris (drums/percussion), Shahzad Ismaily (electronics/guitar/bass) and Grey Mcmurray (guitar), with special guests cellist Clarice Jensen, violinist/violist Caleb Burhans, violinist Laura Lutzke, flutist Alex Sopp, cellist/vocalist Imago, plus Laraaji & Arji (Zither, ambient sounds) and three dancers directed by Akil Davis from Loud Sol Productions.
Sunday, February 2 at 8 PM
Tickets $10 advance, $15 day of show
Baby’s All Right, 146 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY
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Composers Now Festival | New Morse Code and Gregg Kallor

Featuring works by Gregg Kallor, Justin Tierney and Nick Didkovsky, including the New York premiere of Tierney’s Postlude, performed by New Morse Code (Hannah Collins, cello & Michael Compitello, percussion) and Gregg Kallor, piano.
Sunday, February 2 at 8 PM
Tickets $10
The Firehouse Space, 246 Frost Street, Brooklyn, NY
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Sam Reising

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Sam Reising is a composer living in New York City.



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